Declared Accounts
Ordnance

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William A. Shaw and F. H. Slingsby (editors)

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'Declared Accounts: Ordnance', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. CL-CLII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86433 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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Ordnance

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: ORDNANCE.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2701 [E.351/2701].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1864, ROLL 126 [A.O.1/1864/126].
The Hon. Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.
2 December 1714 to 30 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands none, this being his first Accompt nil
depending in super for money imprested 243,060 13 10¼
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 1 George I, in part of 100,000l. by Privy Seal of 20 Dec. 1 George I 61,470 5 2
Easter term, 1 & 2 George I, in full of the same 38,529 14 10
ditto, in part of 116,797l. 11s. 3d., by Privy Seal of 16 June 1 George I 1,470 5 2
101,470 5 2
Voluntary charge; money transferred by Charles Eversfield, the preceding Treasurer 34,289 15 10
interest of tallies and South Sea Stock 3,563l. 4s. 5d. and profit on sale of South Sea Stock 222l. 3s. 2d. 3,785 7 7
money received for old stores and money deducted on several occasions, detailed 1,776 12
39,851 15
total charge and receipts £384,382 14 9
Discharge.
salaries, pursuant to the Old Establishment:
the Principal Officers of the Ordnance:
John, Duke of Marlborough, Master General of the Ordnance; half year to 31 March 1715 750 0 0
Thomas Erle, Lieut. General of the Ordnance; same time 400 0 0
William Bridges, Surveyor General of the Ordnance, quarter to 31 Dec. 1714; and Michael Richards, succeeding him, to 31 March 1715 200 0 0
Christopher Musgrave, Clerk of Ordnance, quarter to 31 Dec. 1714; and Edward Ash, succeeding him, to 31 March 1715 200 0 0
Dixie Windsor, Keeper of the Stores; half year to 31 March 1715 200 0 0
Richard King, Clerk of the Deliveries, quarter to 31 Dec. 1714; and James Craggs, succeeding him, to 31 March 1715 150 0 0
Charles Eversfield, late Treasurer and Paymaster, quarter to 31 Dec. 1714; and this Accomptant, succeeding him, to 31 March 1715 250 0 0
James Craggs, Secretary to the Master General; half year to 31 March 1715 100 0 0
2,250 0 0
clerks daily attendant, detailed, with names 470 0 0
armourers, furbishers and storekeepers, ditto, including William Nicholas, Keeper of the Armoury 524 0 0
engineers, ditto, including Michael Richards, Chief Engineer 500 0 0
gunners, ditto, including Col. James Pendlebury, Master Gunner of Great Britain to exercise Scholars to shoot in Great Ordnance 710 15 0
bombardiers; Maj. Jonas Watson, Chief Bombardier, and 12 bombardiers 246 7 6
petardiers; George Musgrave, Chief Petardier, and four petardiers 100 7 6
fireworkers; Henry Hopkey, Comptroller of Fireworks, Albert Borgard, Chief Firemaster, John Baxter, his Mate, and four fireworkers 295 0 0
yeoman of tents etc. including Charles Howard, Yeoman of Tents and Toiles, Charles Ball, Waggonmaster, and others, named, and 60 labourers 940 0 0
(total for salaries on the Old Establishment 6,036l. 10s.) salaries to several additional Officers of the Ordnance, pursuant to the New Establishment, detailed with names, including two Captains of the Train of Artillery, four Lieutenants of the same, four fireworkers, six engineers, four sub-engineers, six gentlemen of the Ordnance, 12 bombardiers and 60 gunners 2,200 12 6
salaries pursuant to the North British Establishment, detailed, including Capt. John Sleezer, Commander of the Company of Gunners at Edinburgh Castle 733 8
allowances by debentures for salaries, house rent, etc.; detailed at length, with names 2,606 14
(total for salaries etc. 11,577l. 5s. 4¾d.) emptions and provisions, detailed at length 14,955 10 0
freight and carriage, ditto 2,623 1
lands bought to fortify Portsmouth, Chatham and Harwich 22,432 18 0
reparations of castles etc., detailed: £ s. d.
Berwick 26 4
Carlisle 46 11 7
Edinburgh Castle 561 17
Fort William 439 5 10
Hull 108 0
Jersey 500 11
Landguard Fort 69 6 0
North Yarmouth 4 8 11
Pendennis Castle 21 19 6
Plymouth 63 12
Portsmouth and Blockhouse Point 2,311 7
Tower of London 1,425 8
Upnor Castle, Sheerness, Cockham Wood and Gillingham Fort 3,018 19 2
Woolwich 228 7 10½
8,825 19
travelling charges to survey fortifications etc., detailed 891 9 2
disbursements, detailed 9,388 5
rewards 377 5 0
a loan and interest to the Bank of England (being the balance of 25,000l. borrowed by Charles Eversfield, late Treasurer, with interest thereon) 7,275 15 11
arrears and subsistence to the Train of Artillery in Spain and Flanders, and arrears to the Engineers, detailed 12,012 19
half pay to reduced Officers 1,027 7 6
(total for emptions and provisions, for freight and carriage, for lands, for repairs, for travelling charges, for disbursements etc. 79,810l. 11s. 10¾d.)
money paid to Sir Thomas Bury, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, for his pains in the Declaration of this Accompt 1 13 4
total payments and allowances £91,389 10
and so remains 292,993 4
whereof depending on sundry persons, named, for money imprested to them by Sir George Wharton, late Treasurer and Paymaster:
26 March 1673 to 30 June 1673 1,851 0 0
30 June 1673 to 30 June 1674 2,013 0 0
30 June 1674 to 30 June 1675 320 0 0
30 June 1675 to 30 June 1676 80 0 0
30 June 1676 to 30 June 1677 170 0 0
30 June 1677 to 30 June 1678 6,215 0 0
30 June 1678 to 30 June 1679 915 0 0
30 June 1679 to 30 June 1680 3,798 8 2
30 June 1680 to 30 June 1681 1,516 2 4
by Charles Bertie, another late ditto:
30 June 1681 to 30 June 1682 135 0 0
30 June 1682 to 30 June 1683 85 0 0
30 June 1683 to 30 June 1684 516 13 4
30 June 1684 to 30 June 1685 1,488 0 0
30 June 1685 to 30 June 1686 303 0 0
30 June 1686 to 30 June 1687 1,036 5 11
30 June 1687 to 30 June 1688 570 6 8
30 June 1688 to 30 June 1689 1,381 14 2
30 June 1689 to 30 June 1690 7,526 7 8
30 June 1690 to 30 June 1691 4,455 17
30 June 1691 to 30 June 1692 1,170 5 0
30 June 1692 to 30 June 1693 531 16 8
30 June 1693 to 30 June 1694 617 1 4
30 June 1694 to 30 June 1695 707 19 3
30 June 1695 to 30 June 1696 1,679 14 5
30 June 1696 to 30 June 1697 1,834 0 8
30 June 1697 to 30 June 1698 203 5 1
30 June 1698 to 30 June 1699 2,501 6
by the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance:
30 June 1699 to 30 June 1700 2,272 16 2
30 June 1700 to 30 June 1701 93 16 10
30 June 1701 to 30 June 1702 1,370 12 0
by Charles Bertie, a late ditto:
30 June 1702 to 30 June 1703 1,388 2 0
Edward Hubbald, clerk to Charles Bertie, late Treasurer, for two Bills of Imprests 360 0 0
30 June 1703 to 30 June 1704 789 11
30 June 1704 to 30 June 1705 1,116 7
by the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance:
30 June 1705 to 30 June 1706 15,762 11
30 June 1706 to 30 June 1707 6,607 3
30 June 1707 to 30 June 1708 4,599 13
30 June 1708 to 30 June 1709 8,200 16 11½
30 June 1709 to 30 June 1710 6,286 3
30 June 1710 to 30 June 1711 27,400 19
30 June 1711 to 30 June 1712 71,433 4
30 June 1712 to 30 June 1713 20,094 10
30 June 1713 to 30 June 1714 15,038 12
30 June 1714 to 1 Dec. 1714 4,092 10
2 Dec. 1714 to 30 June 1715 24,218 6
£254,748 3 5
and so this Accomptant is Indebted 38,245 0
Declared 14 March 1717–18.